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Old 12-15-2011, 07:02 AM   #255
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Steven Moffat on Doctor Who series 7

Simon Brew

Want to get an idea of what Steven Moffat has in store for Doctor Who series 7? Then step this way...

Published on Dec 15, 2011


With the incoming Doctor Who Christmas special set to be the last episode of the show until the autumn of 2012, Steven Moffat has given a new interview to Doctor Who Magazine, in which he offers some hints and teases as to what to expect from the next series of the show.

Firstly, he’s revealed that “nothing in the next run is starting out as a two-parter”, which potentially moves away from the formula set out when the show returned to our screens in 2005.

“At this stage, everything is a single episode, and the only reason anything will become a two-parter is if we think it needs to be”. Revealing that two-part episodes don’t, as has been suggested, save money for the show, he asks, “so what’s the point in them?”.

Instead? Well, “This year, we used a lot of cliffhangers and mysteries to pull people through, but then I remember the moment, at the end of A Good Man Goes to War, when we put up the title Let’s Kill Hitler. That was so exciting. I’m thinking, ‘Can we do that every week?’ You can sod off with poetic understatement.”

For series seven, therefore, “I want slutty titles and movie poster plots. I want big pictures and straplines”, hinting that the first episode for it that he’s writing will “feel a bit like Die Hard”.

Matt Smith in a dirty vest, then?

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more on series seven of Doctor Who. In the meantime, the Christmas special of Doctor Who Magazine is on sale now. And many thanks to Bleeding Cool for the heads up on the story.
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